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Attend the 2018 SNMMI Mid-Winter and ACNM Annual Meeting, taking place January 25-27, 2018 in Orlando, FL, and connect with leading experts in the field, ready to provide you insight into best practices in clinical applications, and updates on cutting-edge research. With more than 50 presentations to choose from, you can create the event that's perfect for you! Highlights include theranostics focused track, and informative presentations.
Online registration deadline: January 18, 2018
Make plans to attend the AACR-SNMMI Joint Conference on State-of-the-Art Molecular Imaging in Cancer Biology and Therapy, taking place February 14-17, 2018 in San Diego, CA.
The collaborative meeting program will allow you to connect directly with the profession's foremost experts on the latest topics in Molecular Imaging in Cancer Biology and Therapy.
Procedure standards help identify elements of the procedure that are most important in obtaining a high-quality examination, while simultaneously controlling costs. Use of standardized procedures will increase the applicability of clinical research among multiple institutions, in turn, increasing the value of research studies, particularly in the field of technology assessment. SNMMI offers procedure standards in the following areas:
Central Nervous System
Guidelines Available for Public Comment
The most up-to-date and comprehensive source for nuclear medicine coding and reimbursement information on the web. Please note that ALL information and materials within the SNMMI Coding Corner are direct products of the SNMMI Coding and Reimbursement Working Group.
For Hospitals (APCs, IPPS) Find general coding and reimbursement information for hospitals.
For Private Practices (RBRVS) Find general coding and reimbursement information for professionals in private practices.
Coding and Reimbursement Q&A This easy to use feature contains over 100 questions and answers related to topics such as cardiac, endocrine, neurology, nuclear medicine-related drugs, oncology, PET, PET/CT, radiopharmaceuticals, and more!
SNMMI offers a number of free resources on the Imaging Dementia — Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) Study, including free on-demand webinars:
Participating physicians may enroll eligible patients using the same portal. Background on the study, requirements for participation and a set of frequently asked questions are available on the IDEAS website.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC) is a comprehensive programs to assess the ongoing competence of physician specialists and their ability to provide quality health care in six general competencies:
• Medical knowledge
• Patient care
• Interpersonal and communication skills
• Practice-based learning and improvements
• System-based practice
In the past, the certification process required successful completion of an approved educational program, an unrestricted medical license as evidence of professional standing, and passing the certification examination. Now nuclear medicine professionals can no longer simply take an exam to renew a certificate; lifelong learning must be documented.
The American Board of Nuclear Medicine (ABNM) MOC program is a process designed to document that nuclear medicine physicians maintain the necessary competencies to provide quality patient care in nuclear medicine. It is now an ongoing process and will require the assessment and improvement of practice performance by nuclear medicine physicians, as well as other physician specialists who wish to be certified, and/or maintain their certification, in nuclear medicine.
Complimentary Journal SAM access is now available exclusively for SNMMI Members. Take advantage of this great new benefit and meet your Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part II Self Assessment program requirements.
SNMMI educational programs are designed to meet the professional development needs of physicians, as well as providing opportunities to satisfy continuing medical education (CME) requirements, including Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements.
Additional Educational Activities and Resources Include:
Courses and Meetings
CT Case Review
Other Activities and Resources
SNMMI, the World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS), and the American College of Radiology (ACR) are recommending that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reconsider the current restrictive coverage policy for NaF PET imaging to identify bone metastases, which can inform treatment strategy.
(Government Relations News)
Patients advocates with a wide range of health conditions—including neuroendocrine tumors, lymphoma and cancers of the lung, breast, and prostate—flew into Washington, DC, for March 14 meetings on Capitol Hill to urge support for a bill that would require the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to reclassify diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals as drugs. Patients rely on the radiopharmaceuticals for diagnosing and monitoring their conditions, as well as guiding therapy.
(Government Relations News)
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) held its spring meeting of the Advisory Committee on Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI) on March 7 and 8, 2018. It addressed several topics of importance to SNMMI, including worldwide supply and domestic production of Mo-99 and training and experience requirements.
(Government Relations News)
SNMMI offers a wide range of scholarships, grants and awards. Some deadlines are fast approaching, including for the Marc Tetalman Memorial Award to
a young investigator and educational support programs for technologists, so check opportunities regularly!
Present Your Research. Increase Your Professional Recognition.
Distinguish yourself from your peers and earn the opportunity to present your original research to an international audience of leading nuclear medicine and molecular imaging professionals at the SNMMI 2018 Annual Meeting, June 23-26, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Submit your abstract.
Abstract submission deadline: January 9, 2018
2014 SNMMI/NANETs symposium
Happy Nuclear Medicine Week! Encourage community members to take pride in their profession – recognizing their colleagues for their hard work and promoting nuclear medicine to the entire medical community as well as to the public.
SNMMI monitors multiple federal legislative issues and provides resources including issue summaries, letters to Congress, and analysis. Most of this information is in the government relations news section of this web site.